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Letter from the Director

Over the past few years Cape Fear Valley Hospital has transformed itself from a large, public, not-for-profit regional hospital into a teaching hospital. We have partnered with our sponsoring institution, Campbell University and the relatively new Jerry M. Wallace Scholl of Osteopathy that just graduated its third class of physicians.

Our Psychiatry residency program has been in development since 2016 and received initial ACGME accreditation in July, 2017. We welcomed our first class of four interns this July, 2018. The Psychiatry Program joins several other residencies including, IM, General Surgery, OB/GYN, EM and a TRI year. Residents are actively involved in training and supervising medical students from Campbell, and schools in SC and VA.

The hospital and community are fully committed to training the next generation of physicians. Our psychiatry faculty are leaders in the hospital (including the CMO) and highly respected providing care across the spectrum including inpatient psychiatry, a busy ED crisis service, an always interesting C/L service, a newly formed med-psych service, a substance abuse treatment center, a community mental health center, and a vibrant outpatient service. There are no "outside" rotations and no commuting.

Our hospital system combined has over 1 million patient encounters. Our patient population spans both urban and rural, indigent and affluent, patients from 2 to 102, and military and their dependents (Fort Bragg is the largest US Army base in the country), culturally diverse including a substantial international population.

We are a community program that provides one-on-one faculty supervision and support. We are committed to your training first and service needs second. We have NO OVERNIGHT call during your four years of training. Our faculty are motivated, dedicated, responsive to resident needs and provide exceptional training as they share their expertise. You will graduate from this program with robust clinical skills and with the ability to provide evidenced and outcome-based treatment.

Cape Fear Valley Hospital and Campbell University have invested and continue to devote significant resources to all the GME programs. We are in the process of constructing a brand new GME building which will house and support GME training system wide. Psychiatry is also outfitting a new outpatient space to house resident clinics by July 2020.

Why choose Fayetteville and Cape Fear Valley Hospital for psychiatry residency training? Fayetteville is a great place to live and practice medicine. I have been here since 2010 and love the small town feel with little to no traffic, local amenities and have the beach and mountains just a couple hours away. Most importantly, we have exceptional faculty and training opportunities.

You will have close working relationships with all of our faculty. We are all committed to train excellent clinicians who have a well-rounded set of skills that will enable them to transition into independent practice. Our smaller-city size and community focused training allows for a more personal, individualized training experience.

Scott Klenzak, MD
Program Director
Cape Fear Valley Psychiatry Residency